Young Adult Bestsellers

January 2016

 

girl online#1- Girl Online

Girl Online is the stunning debut romance novel by YouTube phenomenon Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella. I had no idea GirlOnline would take off the way it has – I can’t believe I now have 5432 followers, thanks so much! – and the thought of opening up to you all about this is terrifying, but here goes . . . Penny has a secret. Under the alias GirlOnline, she blogs about school dramas, boys, her mad, whirlwind family – and the panic attacks she’s suffered from lately. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets the gorgeous, guitar-strumming Noah. Suddenly Penny is falling in love – and capturing every moment of it on her blog. But Noah has a secret too. One that threatens to ruin Penny’s cover – and her closest friendship – forever.

thousand pieces of you#2- Thousand Pieces of You

A thousand lives. A thousand possibilities. One destiny. As the daughter of two prominent physicists, Marguerite Caine is no stranger to wild scientific theories. Her mother’s latest invention is a device called the Firebird, which allows people to leap into other dimensions-and has catapulted them to instant fame. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and her parent’s research stolen. All the evidence points to their enigmatic assistant Paul, but before the law can touch him, he slips into another dimension. Marguerite decides to take matters into her own hands and go after Paul. As she chases him through various dimensions, Marguerite encounters different versions of herself-there’s a futuristic London where she’s a club-hopping orphan, a tsarist Russia where she’s royalty, and a dimension eerily similar to her own where her father is alive. But as she gets closer to Paul, she realizes she may be chasing the wrong guy…and the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she could ever imagine. And Marguerite is swept into an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous.

everyday#3- Everyday

Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl. Every morning, A wakes in a different person’s body, a different person’s life. There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. And then A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because A has found someone he wants to be with – day in, day out, day after day. Can you love someone who is destined to change each day? YA superstar author David Levithan brings all his trademark insight to a novel that is edgy, romantic and page-turning. Every Day has a touch of the paranormal and a grounding in the real world.

5th wave#4- 5th Wave

The 1st Wave took out half a million people.The 2nd Wave put that number to shame.The 3rd Wave lasted a little longer. Twelve weeks . . . Four billion dead.In the 4th Wave you can’t trust that people are still people.And the 5th Wave? No one knows. But it’s coming.On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs. Runs from the beings that only look human, who have scattered Earth’s last survivors.To stay alone is to stay alive, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope. Now Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death.

looking for alaska#5- Looking for Alaska

“If people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.”Miles Halter’s whole life has been one big non-event, until he meets Alaska Young.Gorgeous, clever and undoubtedly screwed-up, Alaska draws Miles into her reckless world and irrevocably steals his heart. For Miles, nothing can ever be the same again.‘Looking for Alaska’ brilliantly captures the exquisite painful joy of living and loving. Poignant, funny, heartbreaking and compelling, this novel will stay with you forever.

 

these broken stars#6- These Broken Stars

It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets to the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder – would they be better off staying in this place forever?Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.The first in a sweeping science fiction trilogy, These Broken Stars is a timeless love story about hope and survival in the face of unthinkable odds.

paper-towns#7- Paper Towns

Quentin Jacobsen – Q to his friends – is eighteen and has always loved the edgy Margo Roth Spiegelman. As children, they’d discovered a dead body together. Now at high school, Q’s nerdy while Margo is uber-cool. One night, Q is basking in the predictable boringness of his life when Margo, dressed as a ninja, persuades him to partake in several hours of mayhem. then she vanishes. While her family shrugs off this latest disappearance, Q follows Margo’s string of elaborate clues – including a poem about death. Q’s friends Radar, Ben and Lacey help with the search, and a post turns up on a website: Margo will be in a certain location for the next 24 hours only. the race is on! After an epic drive through the night, they catch up with Margo, and Q learns first-hand that the way you think about a person isn’t the way they actually are.

scorch trials#8- Scorch Trials

Thomas was sure that escape from the maze meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one knew what sort of life they were going back to. The earth is a wasteland. Government and order have disintegrated, and now Cranks people driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as Flare roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim … and meal. Thomas can only wonder does he hold the secret of freedom somewhere in his mind? Or will he be forever be at the mercy of WICKED? The pulse-pounding sequel to The Maze Runner.

Maze Runner#9- Maze Runner

When the doors of the lift crank open the only thing Thomas remembers is his first name. But he’s not alone. He’s surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade a walled encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible stone maze. Like Thomas, the Gladers dont’ know how or why they came to be there or what’s happened to the world outside. All they know is that every morning whan the walls slide back they will risk everything even the Grievers; half-machine, half-animal horrors that patrol its corridors to try and find the way out.

girl online on tour#10- Girl Online On Tour

Penny’s bags are packed. When Noah invites Penny on his European music tour, she can’t wait to spend time with her rock-god-tastic boyfriend. But, between Noah’s jam-packed schedule, less-than-welcoming bandmates and threatening messages from jealous fans, Penny wonders whether she’s really cut out for life on tour. She can’t help but miss her family, her best friend Elliot . . . and her blog, Girl Online. Can Penny learn to balance life and love on the road, or will she lose everything in pursuit of the perfect summer?

side effects may vary#11- Side Affects May Vary

What if you’d been living your life as if you were dying – only to find out that you had your whole future ahead of you? When Alice is diagnosed with leukaemia and time is suddenly not a luxury, she convinces her friend Harvey to help her with a crazy bucket list. It’s as much about revenge as redemption and warped or not, it gives Alice the focus she needs when everything else seems pointless. Then she goes into remission. Now faced with the consequences of her actions, can Alice repair the damage she’s caused to those around her? And maybe, just maybe, show the one who loves her most how much she loves him in return?

Ghost by the Billabong#12- Ghost by the Billabong

The fifth title in the sweeping MATILDA series. Ages: 12 years+ and crossover Hippies wear beads, demonstrators march against the Vietnam War, and the world waits to see the first human steps on the moon’s surface. But at Gibbers Creek, Jed Kelly sees ghosts, from the past and future, at the Drinkwater billabong where long ago the swaggie leaped to his defiant death. But is seventeen-year-old Jed a con artist or a survivor? When she turns up at Drinkwater Station claiming to be the great-granddaughter of Matilda Thompson’s dying husband, Jed clearly has secrets. As does a veteran called Nicholas, who was badly wounded in the Vietnam War and now must try to create a life he truly wants to live, despite the ghosts that haunt him too. Set during the turbulence of the late 1960s, this was a time when brilliant and little-known endeavours saw Australia play a vital role in Neil Armstrong’s ‘one giant leap for mankind’ on that first unforgettable moon walk. The fifth title in the highly acclaimed Matilda Saga, The Ghost by the Billabong is a story of deep conflicts and enduring passions – for other people, for the land, and for the future of humanity.

city of lost souls#13- City of Lost Souls

What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Liliths magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jaces soul. Shes willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?

Bliss#14- Bliss

Sophia Marcus, 21, has mapped out every aspect of her glamorous life as a Hollywood actor on her vision board. But her life right now in Toronto is anything but exciting. Attending fruitless auditions during the day and working at a club at night, Sophia is starting to feel like she’s going nowhere…slowly. Demi Michaels, Sophia’s best friend, didn’t go to college. Short of ideas for her own future, she puts her energy into building the perfect relationship with an older man. And when that relationship crashes and burns, Demi is left to pick up the pieces. Sophia’s friend (and Demi’s frenemy) Leandra Hunting doesn’t give a crap about hard work or a loving relationship. She has other plans for her future. After college graduation, Leandra sets out to travel the world in the yachts, planes and limos of ridiculously wealthy men. Will any of them be able to show her what love really means-if she can take off her Chanel sunglasses long enough to see it? Set in the exotic, intoxicating worlds of Hollywood, Thailand, and London, Bliss paints a relatable portrait of life in your early twenties with equal parts optimism and fear, hope and disappointment, expectation and reality. It’s the Age of Uncertainty, but, if you’re lucky enough to have one truly great friend, you can survive just about anything.